An Opportunity To Reveal The Creator

laitman_221Question: When encountering obstacles that cause suffering along the way, how do we apply the knowledge that there is none else besides Him?

Answer: This, in general, consists of the revelation of the Creator. When we perceive all manifestations in our life as negative, we cannot imagine how life can be perceived as a manifestation of the Creator.

Here, a person has a direct opportunity to start identifying the Creator as acting correctly, with goodness, directing a person with His negative influences to the goal.

And the goal is for us to perceive all actions in the world as there is none else besides Him and thus gradually uncover the Creator as good who does good. In an exact way, all the negative influences that we feel push us in the shortest way to His revelation.

Proceeding from them, try to be directed to “there is none else besides Him,” that it is He who gives them to you, for what, why exactly the negative feelings, why do you need to rise above them, what does it give you, and how far do you separate yourself from your ego and precisely by rising above it get closer to the Creator? Try to act this way. These are the best conditions.

It is said: whom the Creator loves, He sends problematic conditions. But this is not as presented in religions, but in order to reveal the Creator as good in these states, as guiding us correctly.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12//1/19

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Life And Death, Part 6

laitman_293What remains of a person after death?

Question: Why don’t people live for a greater number of years or indefinitely? Why change bodies?

Answer: If we lived even a thousand years, we would still be in a hurry to do something because life would be finite. Conversely, if we lived indefinitely, we would not feel that we were subject to any forces, to the limits of time.

Suppose we existed as an organism that just lives, without beginning and without end. We cannot even imagine such a state because everything is measured: existence – absence, existence – absence; that is, every second something is born and something dies. Death is fortunate, because death pushes us to understand life.

Question: What remains of a person who lived a certain number of years?

Answer: The sensory information is in the heart and mind. The measure in which a person advanced with respect to others, the extent to which one has brought about a rapprochement between oneself and others in order to bring everyone closer to the Creator. This is what remains of a person.

Only this remains qualitatively because connection is the purpose of creation.

The purpose of creation is to connect humanity into a single whole. Not in one piece of flesh, but in one single desire, which consists of many different desires, but all are directed so that they help to connect with each other.

Question: That is, they are all connected into one desire to reveal the Creator?

Answer: Yes.

Question: So, if a person does this during his life, then his or her efforts, experiences, and feelings remain and move on?

Answer: All this remains.

Question: Even if one already is doing that but has not reached the goal, why does that person have to die and be born again in a different body?

Answer: It does not depend on the person, but rather on the general condition of humanity.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/14/19

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laitman_560“Fate” from the everyday point of view

Question: If we consider fate not with respect to the final correction, but from the everyday point of view: who to become, whom to marry, what kind of children will I have, what problems, etc., can this be changed?

Answer: It is very difficult because for this we must educate future couples in advance in understanding the meaning of life, the purpose of life, the realization of this purpose, and how much they are ready for it.

To select these couples as they become ready, understanding what they should sacrifice, what they should let go of,  than, on the contrary, what they should help each other with and how they should mutually support each other to achieve this goal. A lot of work has to be done here.

I hope that if not in our generation, then in the next, people will do it because humanity will come to a state of separation from any solution to family problems. People will stop marrying and having children. They will not understand why they need it! Up to the point that even sexual instincts will “freeze” in them. This is a problem that will be addressed through the matter of suffering.

Question: But on the other hand, why should I change anything if, let’s say, I understand or believe that there is some upper force, and it leads me to the goal of creation?

Answer: It leads you by the way of suffering. However, you do not realize yourself as a person. If you go with the flow, then you are an animal.

Question: If I do not make conscious efforts to change myself, then does the upper force act on me in the form of suffering?

Answer: Like on any animal. At that moment you are called an animal. And you are called a man only in those moments when you yourself see the goal and exert forces to get closer to it.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 1/17/20

Lesson Preparation

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,”  Item 15

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